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Arson Suspect Arrested

(Beaverton, OR) -- Police say they've arrested a suspect in connection to a string of arsons and vandalisms against mosques and synagogues in Portland. Police say 34-year-old Michael Bivens was arrested after going to KPTV in Beaverton and demanding to talk with a reporter. He's accused of trying to set fire to a mosque, breaking windows and spray painting graffiti. Willamette Week reports he worked for them covering the demonstrations in Portland and his behavior became erratic during the pandemic. He's charged with arson and criminal mischief.

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